HCBS Waivers

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Approved HCBS Waivers

Draft Waiver Renewals

When possible, the text in most sections of the proposed ISW renewal has been updated to use the same text as in the approved Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) waiver (AK.0260).  This ensures uniformity between the ISW and the IDD waivers since both waivers serve the same target groups, use the same providers, and, but for the selection of applicants from the ISW waitlist, employ the same internal processes.

The ISW’s yellow highlights indicate substantive text that is new to the current approved ISW:  
  • IDD waiver text that applies to the proposed ISW renewal, or  
  • Text that is new to the current approved ISW, and not in the IDD waiver.

Seeking Public Comment on the Renewal of the

Individualized Supports Waiver (ISW)

The Division of Senior and Disabilities Services (SDS) is requesting comment from recipients, waiver service providers, and other stakeholders on the renewal of the Individualized Supports Waiver (ISW), one of Alaska’s 1915(c) home and community-based services waivers that is renewing for another five years.

The ISW is currently approved through June 30, 2023; the next five-year cycle is due to begin July 1, 2023 and run through June 30, 2028.

The proposed ISW renewal application can be viewed on the SDS HCBS Waivers webpage.  Copies of the waiver renewal application will also be available for viewing at SDS offices in Anchorage (1835 Bragaw St, Suite 350), Juneau (240 Main St., Suite 601) and Fairbanks (751 Old Richardson Hwy., Suite 100a).

SDS will accept public comment on the proposed ISW renewal application until 5:00 pm, Monday, February 20, 2023.  Please send written comments to Jetta Whittaker, Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, Department of Health, PO Box 110680, Juneau AK 99811, or jetta.whittaker@alaska.gov.  Once the comments have been reviewed and necessary changes incorporated into the proposed renewal application, it will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on or before April 1, 2023.
If you need accommodation in order to review the proposed ISW renewal application, please contact Jetta Whittaker at jetta.whittaker@alaska.gov.

Draft Waiver Amendments